The people who most benefit from my teachings are those who feel they have suffered enough. Although they are financially and emotionally stable, they find there is still something missing that leaves them feeling unsatisfied. This feeling creates a deep longing within the soul that eventually erupts as a hard to place sense of suffering. This is the route by which I came to the Path.
In my work with students, the ones who succeed at the highest level have a strong sense of humor and a deep commitment to their spiritual growth. Just as I do, they take the Path very seriously and are able to laugh at the mind’s reactions to the stumbling blocks we all face. In other words, we do our best to have a good time while seeking the highest expression of Light.
While many who attend classes are simply interested in building a brighter, happier and more grounded life, there are a few who are also dedicated to Enlightenment. For these rare students, I run the Uncommonly Fine Life program. If you are drawn to the deeper study of Awakening, please attend classes for at least 6 months, become involved with Dharma Center, and then ask me about the private UFL program.
My teaching style involves spontaneous discourses and meditation empowerments. In meditation, I share with students a blissful, peaceful state of Mind, which is the esoteric part of our practice that is beyond words. This is the traditional way of teaching meditation, where it is shown by the teacher holding their mind still. Each week, I also provide dharma talks that include down to earth tips for how the practice can be incorporated into daily life. Through the power of meditation and applied mindfulness, we move through rapid transformations that expand our awareness of Light and our awareness of what it is to be here in this world right now.
As far as my background, my practice of meditation began as a child, however at the time I didn’t know that was what sitting in silence was called. Back then, I used it as a means to find my center in difficult times, especially as a teenager, and then I would forget about it. Once I met my teacher, Rama – Dr. Frederick Lenz, I learned the true power of meditation as a method for personal transformation and Awakening to all that we are. Since 1992, daily meditation and mindfulness practice have been the foundation of my life, and in 1994 Rama empowered me to teach. After Rama’s passing in 1998, I opened Dharma Center in order to share my Path of Melting Pot Buddhism with the public.
In addition to teaching, I love to write. I regularly update my blog at www.jennasundell.com and the 15-year Anniversary edition of Worlds of Power, Worlds of Light is available from Amazon and other book retailers. This little book contains some of my adventures on the Path of spiritual discovery and many of the lessons I learned with Rama.
My second book, Peace with Pain: Your Guide to Life in a Malfunctioning Body, is available in paperback and Kindle. This book, based on the practices that have helped me, is about using the power of meditation and mindfulness to create a happy, fulfilling, and productive life in a body that doesn’t always cooperate. Peace with Pain is a powerful chronic pain management guide anyone who suffers can use.
The process of self-discovery is the most fantastic journey you can take; I invite you to join us at Dharma Center and explore for yourself the magic, mystery and wonder of meditation.
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I look forward to meeting you soon!
Turīya – Jenna Sundell